We’re like kids on Christmas morning at the moment: not only is spit.’s inaugural show at Southbank’s Intelligent Movement Festival just over a week away, but we’re also ready to announce our amazing host – the inimitable Connie Bell.
Connie Bell is a Jamaican born songstress and poetess who fuses raw, roots reggae with echoes of dub poetry and classic soul harmonies.
An official member of Roots Manuva’s Banana Klan, Connie’s resumé reads like a who’s who of the international storytelling and reggae scenes: sessions with Lee Perry, Toots Hibbert, Congo Natty, Natty and Mad Professor sit alongside gigs with Britain’s leading poetry company Apples and Snakes.
As well as fronting her own outfit Di Man Dem (pictured), Connie is also a regular host at spoken word events across the capital.
We here at spit. cannot believe our luck that Connie Bell and her inimitable call to action will be the face of this new platform for women in music and the host of our launch event as part of the INTELLIGENT MOVEMENT festival on the SOUTHBANK on 15 July.